Genealogy Club Webinar: Finding an Ancestors Disasterous End – Tombstone Tuesday

We all want a happy ending, but for some of us that may not be how the story ends.

As a genealogist, I’ve learned it can be easy to track down an ancestor when they’ve passed away horribly or under terrible circumstances.  Let me say, I wouldn’t want that to happen to me or to anyone I know.  But when someone’s life turns into a series of unfortunate events, there are ways to research their story and turn it into a genealogical treasure.

Join the Fountaindale Public Library Genealogy Club as it hosts “It Is Well With My Soul – Finding Ancestors Amid the Rubble of Disaster and Misfortune” on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 7 pm.  This webinar-based program will be presented by Thomas MacEntee of High-Definition Genealogy.  Thomas is a fantastic presenter who specializes in an array of technology and genealogy topics, so you won’t want to miss this program!

“It Is Well With My Soul” is designed to teach researchers how to locate evidence of their ancestors experiences and how to add first-hand accounts to that body of evidence.  This is a great program for genealogists and family historians of all experience levels.

This is a free drop in event.  Light refreshments will be served.  The room is open at 6:30 pm for socializing and discussion before the program.  The Fountaindale Public Library is located at 300 W. Briarcliff Road in Bolingbrook, IL.  Questions?  Contact Debra Dudek at (630) 685-4201 for more information.

REMINDER: The Fountaindale Public Library Genealogy Club will not meet in December 2012.  Enjoy your holiday season and get ready for a full list of genealogy programs in 2013!

ALSO: Don’t forget visit Boardman Cemetery for it’s annual Halloween Open House on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 from 5-9 pm!  This event is hosted by the Bolingbrook Preservation Commission, and features trick-or-treating, live actor performances, cemetery information, and an opportunity to learn more about our early pioneer settlers.

Boardman Cemetery is located off Royce Road on Paxton Drive in the Heritage Creek Subdivision.  Heritage Park is right across the street.   The cemetery is accessible from Paxson Drive.

The Fountaindale Public Library Genealogy Club will have a table display and information regarding library events and services.  Drop by and say hello!

Have a Happy Halloween!


About Fountaindale Public Library District's Genealogy Blog

The Fountaindale Public Library Genealogy Blog transmits research tips, notes, and other useful information for genealogy, family history, and local history researchers. This blog is maintained and authored by Adult and Teen Services Manager Debra M. Dudek, and contains publications and postings by Circulation Manager Theresa Hildebrand, Children's Services Assistant Cathy Gonsowski, and School Program Associate Laura Didier. The Fountaindale Public Library District offers numerous resources for the public, including books, materials, database access, a monthly genealogy club, and free programming. The Genealogy Club also offers volunteer research assistance by appointment. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the library at (630) 685-4176 or by e-mail at
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